How to .... first time installation

This is for the Atola Insight Forensic:

Do not start the software until you have finished the hardware installation/set up!

1. your host computer (PC or laptop) should be connected to an active Internet

2. you can use the Atola device directly connected to the host PC or via a LAN (router).
    Direct connection:
    Use a 2nd Ethernet port of the computer
    or the enclosed USB to Ethernet adapter shipped with the Atola unit.

    Define an unused IP address (i.e. for this 2nd Ethernet port
     within the same IP-range of the Atola unit (its default address is
    If necessary reset the unit to its default IP address, press the IP RST button on
    the rear of the Atola unit while starting.

    Connection via LAN (router):
    The ethernet port (and your LAN/router) and the Atola unit have to use the same
     IP range. You can manually change the IP setting of your Atola unit.

3. After activating *) your new Atola unit, you can use it with any computer you like,
    just install the Atola software on that computer, but bear in mind that this will
    create a seperate database - only for those cases (HDD) handled on this host PC.

   This is no problem at all - if you use a single computer (host pc) for your work!
    But if you want to use the Atola unit on several PC in your office - and have access
    to all cases handled on any of those host PC - you need to set up the data base on
    the server - here are the details

     Network database setup

4. Now, download the newest version of the Atola Insight software
    Install the software and activate *) your new Atola unit. If you are asked to enter a code,
    then please go back in this procedure, you selected the wrong button to continue. You do
    NOT need a code to activate!
  Please bear in mind, that you need an active internet connection for activation!

See also the Online Manual  or  contact us -  our contact details

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